Whale Trail Junior app review (iPhone / iPad)
Back in October 2011, a game called Whale Trail was released for iPhone and iPad. It was marvellous fun... for grown-ups. Which was frustrating, because it also had many of the hallmarks of a smash hit for children too.
The game involved piloting a cute cartoon whale called Willow through the skies, collecting bubbles and stars, avoiding grumpy clouds, and trying not to fall off the bottom of the screen, where a tentacly villain named Baron von Barry was waiting.
The psychedelic colours, lovely characters and singalong theme tune – contributed by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals – looked perfect for kids ...